Event

Event: The Last Dinner On The Titanic High Tea

Please join us for a spectacular event, The Last Dinner On The Titanic High Tea, March 26th from 6-8 pm, to kick off the upcoming 100 year anniversary of the sinking in 2012. Hosted by Victoriana Lady Lisa Lewis, by popular request we have added another date. April 10th & 16th are already sold out, …

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Business Food London Women

The Tea Rooms of London

At the beginning of the nineteenth century, meals could be obtained at chop houses, coaching inns, hotels, and coffee houses, yet all these ways of eating were deemed unsuitable for respectable women, who generally ate at home. This situation changed in the 1860s with the arrival of better railway hotels, who welcomed women in the …

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Fashion

The Tea Gown

The ritual of taking tea in the “afternoon” (really, early evening, around four to five o’clock) conjures images of polite, white-gloved ladies gossiping over cups of steaming Oolong or Darjeeling. The ritual was established in the 1840s by the 7th Duchess of Bedford, who, finding herself famished between dinner and supper, “ordered a small meal …

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